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The Trailblazer
19 March, 2019

TRI Coach — A Chat with Chip Beard

With our friends at RaceQuest back in town, we took some time to sit down with triathlon coach Chip Beard, a longtime local, and talk about the other side of triathlon prep. After all, someone has to run the workouts, and create the training plans, and shout out the early morning motivation. Coach Beard…
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The Trailblazer
8 February, 2019

The Love of Triathlons ft. Jessica Jacobs

Yesterday we sat down with Jessica Jacobs, 4x IronMan Champion, Triathlon coach extraordinaire, and one of the current leaders of this week’s RaceQuest training camp, to talk about preparations before a big race. While we were there, we also took some time to ask about her love for Triathlons, and why she finds such…
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The Trailblazer
7 February, 2019

Before the Race — 2 Days to TRI Las Catalinas

With the Las Catalinas TRI coming up in just a few days, we sat down with Jessica Jacobs, a 4X Ironman Champion and one of the current ace coaches of RaceQuest (a Triathlon Training Camp currently running in town) to talk in a little bit more depth about preparations for race day. And it…
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The Trailblazer
3 January, 2019

Triathlon Training Day — A Santarena Story

It’s triathlon training day. You wake up before the sun rises, pump up your bike tires and fill your bottles for this morning's long ride. Your bike preparation complete, you and your fellow triathlon campers caravan out to the foothills of the mountains, where after a short warm up you’re climbing. As you do,…
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The Trailblazer
2 January, 2019

XPT for the TRI

A few months after the Las Catalinas TRI in February, the XPT crew will come to Las Catalinas to host an immersive experience in the life-changing training regimen. But here are a few reasons why now might be as good a time as any to begin training with XPT, especially with the TRI just…
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The Trailblazer
19 July, 2018

Las Catalinas in Triathlete Magazine

Las Catalinas’ abundant natural beauty, from its scenic trails surrounded by lush tropical dry forest to its pristine beaches with the Pacific Ocean lapping at their shores, have made it a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. For those with an athletic inclination, Tri Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas’ annual triathlon, provides an…
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The Trailblazer
6 June, 2018

A talk with Leo Chacón

Athleticism is in Olympian Leonardo Chacón’s blood. Son of triathlete Rafael Chacón, 33-year-old Leonardo has dedicated his life to the pursuit of greatness, one he’s achieved by testing his mettle in two Olympics, competing in the 2012 and 2016 summer games. In his native Costa Rica, Chacón continues to challenge himself by showing off…
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Daily ReportLife in TownThe Trailblazer
17 March, 2018

A Great Day for Snorkeling and Boogie Boarding

We should have great conditions today for snorkeling and also a nice moderate swell for boogie boarding.  Yesterday I went snorkeling and the visibility once I got outside the surf zone to a depth of 15 feet or so was EXCELLENT.  I saw a big spotted moray eel just swimming freely along the rocky…
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Life in TownThe Trailblazer
6 June, 2017

Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!

We have just passed the sixth anniversary of the opening of Pura Vida Ride, our wonderful outfitter/bike shop/boutique/coffee shop/general store.  Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!  You have been a huge contributor to our town since the very beginning.  Your opening date in 2011 also pretty well marks the beginning of Las Catalinas being up…
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Life in TownNewsThe Trailblazer
28 February, 2017

“The Best Off-road Triathlon in the World”

  This year's triathlon was the best ever, by far.  From the moonlit preparations for the swim, to the triathlon itself, to the open water swim events, to the afternoon kids races, to the evening awards ceremony, it was a magical day.  The video above captures it very well. Thanks to the Guanaride team…
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